Sound = Colour





Heino Eller Tartu Music School, Tubin Hall
(Lossi 15)



Kadri-Ann Sumera (piano)
Tõnu Kalm (clarinet)
Tammo Sumera (electronics)


Liisa Hirsch (b. 1984)
“Terrains” for two pianos and one pianist (2018, premiere)

Kristjan Kõrver (b. 1976)
“Toc III” for piano solo (2018, premiere)

Märt-Matis Lill (b. 1975)
“Nocturnal Landscapes” for piano and electronics (2018, premiere)

Sander Pehk (b. 1990)
“By the Canal of Nishida I”, “By the Canal of Nishida II” for clarinet and piano (2014)

Lepo Sumera (1950–2000)
“Senza metro per clarinetto A e pianoforte” / “Without Meter” for Clarinet in A and piano (1986)

Mart Saar (1882–1963)
Preludes for piano

Music is both a temporal and a spatial field of art. The space around music has always mattered to me: the acoustics, but also shape, light, feeling. When commissioning new pieces, I first addressed Liisa Hirsch, a close friend and fellow. Her previous wanderings in capturing the fine vibrations of sound in an especially sonorous, but still structured fluid of sound excellently matches the idea of spatial sound. The new piece by Kristjan Kõrver with its active rhythm and mathematic persistence should chip in a welcome contrast.
The third premiere comes from Märt-Matis Lill, who promised to use electronics: this alone gives certain character to the space. I definitely wanted to include the preludes by one of Estonia’s first “real” composers Mart Saar, that form a bridge from one end of our short, but rich musical tradition to the other. The stylistic diversity and personality of Saar’s miniatures has fascinated me for long and makes it kind of hard to believe that there is a whole century between the creation of those pieces and the ones I’m premiering.
At the Tartu concert I will be joined by Tõnu Kalm, a charismatic clarinet player with whom we will perform two pieces.
(Kadri-Ann Sumera)